I teach private voice & piano lessons as well as group voice classes in a school setting. Many of my students are high school and college level interested in classical or music theater styles. Adult students, whether experienced or novice, will pursue their passion and hone their skills in our lively sessions. I also enjoy working with children younger than 12 and take them on a case-by-case basis.
As a teacher, I encourage my students to tap into the pure JOY of making sound, and of the primary job we have of expressing text through song. I will help you to free up your own natural sound through using vocal principals and body/alignment fundamentals drawn from yoga and the Alexander Technique
. Working together, we will build upon your present strengths and identify your personal growth potential in areas including:
1. Vocal Resonance and Freedom
2. Ease of Vocal Production
3. Breath Freedom and Support
4. Diction and Text
5. Expressiveness - both musically and physically
As a piano teacher, it is important that my students learn basics of technique, and note/rhythm reading, but also that they connect to their own inherent musicality and honest enjoyment. I encourage them to learn about the pieces they are playing, how they are constructed, and to trust their own creativity through improvisation. Particularly with younger students, I use many of the teaching methods that I employed during my many years of teaching elementary-level music.
Read more about my Teaching Philosophy and my Experience as a Teacher or my Lesson Policies.